This “Text Features” blog post contains several free resources for the classroom. You will find anchor charts for text features and parts of a book. It includes two free resources: a foldable organizer on parts of a book and a student reference guide for text features.
Parts of a Book Anchor Chart
You will find the text from the anchor chart below. You can copy/paste and/or edit it to meet your needs.
Title Page (title of the book, author, illustrator, publisher)
Copyright Page (publication year, publisher, copyright owner, ISBN, location of publication, all rights reserved statement)
Preface (personal note by the author)
Acknowledgements (author lists those who helped)
Introduction (This may also be in the body of the book.)
Table of Contents (quick reference with a listing of the topics covered in the book – arranged by chapter and/or section including the corresponding page numbers – It also lists front page and end matter page listings.)
End Matter of a Book
Appendix (a section of extra information)
Glossary (a listing of special words from the book – The glossary shows how to pronounce the word and tells what the words mean.)
Bibliography or References (References list of books, magazines, articles mentioned in the text. Bibliographies often include a list of resources for further study.)
Index (an alphabetical listing of the important names, terms, events, and topics in a book with page numbers – It is found in the back of the reference books.)
Parts of a Book Foldable Organizer
Students learn about title pages, the table of contents, glossaries, and indexes with this free foldable organizer. The organizer may be used as a stand-alone or added to an interactive notebook. Download the organizer here.
Text Features Anchor Chart
This anchor chart provides examples of several text features. Unfortunately, there wasn’t room on the anchor chart for definitions Pair this anchor chart with the free printable below.
FREE Text Features Reference Chart
This 8 1/2 inch reference guide may be printed for interactive notebooks. Because it is a pdf file, you can enlarge the printing size and create a poster or anchor chart directly from the printable. Click here to download the page.
I hope you enjoy these free resources when teaching about nonfictional text.